Thank you for everything you are doing to keep your listeners and viewers informed, calm, and ready during this national crisis.  As your association, we want to share some resources and advice that you may find useful as you communicate to an anxious public.

Indiana Members of Congress Video Conference

Watch and hear the replay of Indiana Senator Todd Young’s COVID-19 media briefing on Thursday, March 26th.

Watch and Hear Media Briefings Here »

Indiana COVID-19 Radio Update

These daily radio reports, produced by Emmis Communications, can be aired to keep your listeners informed.

Download the latest report here »

NAB Coronavirus Toolkit

As local radio and television broadcasters navigate the editorial and operations challenges presented by COVID-19, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is providing tools and resources to help stations accurately cover this issue and prepare for the impacts on your staff, community and business.

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P1 Learning Sales Training for Uncertain Times

Free to IBA members, P1 Learning has teamed up with partners, ej4, to provide free access to a few courses to help alleviate some of the fears around the coronavirus, tips on planning for a pandemic and what to say to a client or potential client that is afraid to advertise in these uncertain times.

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Broadcast News Reporting Guide from Poynter Institute

“How Newsrooms Can Tone Down Their Coronavirus Coverage While Still Reporting Responsibly.”
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“AP Stylebook Tips on the Coronavirus.”
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Tips for working from home.
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How journalists can fight stress from covering the coronavirus.
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Avoiding misinformation during a pandemic.
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Sign up for a daily COVID-19 newsletter from Poynter.
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CDC Resources

This link takes you to the CDC and has information on the virus and guidance for businesses and employers. It links back to every issue related to this virus.

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Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Jerome Adams is considered a top expert in the United States and could help us identify other experts across the country.

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Register for “Crisis Leadership for Today and Tomorrow” Webinar

Join Mark Levy, President of Revenue Develop Resources for an exclusive IBA GoToMeeting webinar on Tuesday, March 24 at 12Noon Eastern.  This webinar is a free service of the Indiana Broadcasters Association.

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Ideas for Helping Your Hoosier Communities

Share ideas with other broadcasters about what stations can do to help communities, businesses, and individuals.

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Homeland Security Letters for Broadcasters

The National Association of Broadcasters has circulated two letters from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber-security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that should facilitate access to your studios and transmitters if/when there are government mandated closures due to COVID-19.

Contact [email protected] to get copies of the letters


Indiana First Response Broadcaster ID Form

The IBA wants you to be aware of a federal law that allows broadcasters on-going access to their facilities. 42 U.S.C. § 5189e (a)(1)(A)(i) and (b) defines broadcasters as “essential service providers.” The statute allows essential service providers access to their places of operation in order to “respond to an emergency or major disaster.”

If your station’s engineering personnel need First Response Broadcaster credentials, please fill out the online and hard copy forms available.

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Indiana State Health Department

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is closely monitoring an outbreak of the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus or COVID-19. This new respiratory virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province and continues to infect people in China and around the world, including the United States.

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National Institute of Health

Dr. Tony Fauci is the NIAID Director at NIH. He is the most respected person in the United States on this virus as well as other issues. He has been a public servant for many years under numerous administrations.

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